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  1. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: Will Smith Picks (Almost...

    John Lopez

    It's tough out there for a global superstar: Big Willie had everything set for his big box office comeback, and wouldn't you know it, 2015's hot streak decided to call in sick for the weekend. But it had to happen eventu...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. Peaks and Valleys: The Career of Will Smith

    Grantland Staff

    All careers, even the great ones, have their ups and downs. Michael Jordan had his Wizards run. Shaq spent a year with the Celtics. Tiger Woods has his entire life right now. Our legends are fallible, but they don't become legends without the so...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: ‘Fifty Shades of G...

    John Lopez

    Mornin', Hollywood. Looking a little rough around the edges there, sunshine. Wild Sunday night out, huh? That Boyhood kid can really hold his champagne. And you see J.K. Simmons fling his Oscar at the VF party buffet, screaming, "...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  4. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: The Inevitable ‘Fi...

    John Lopez

    To paraphrase E.L. James's officially licensed pleasure gel, this Valentine's Day we all surrendered to Fifty Shades of Grey, and the box office exploded in a wallet-draining, cash-grabbing money-gasm that left us all shaken, exha...

    Blog | February 16, 2015
  5. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: ‘Jupiter Ascending...

    John Lopez

    Thank you, CGI sea life, for changing the conversation! The box office had another bully weekend to start out February, keeping 2015's golden freight-train momentum going - and for the first time in three weeks, it wasn'...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  6. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: ‘American Sniper&r...

    John Lopez

    Oh, hi! Good morning. Yes, theaters do show movies on Super Bowl weekend, so one can theoretically report box office numbers. Normally, this would be a good space to write paeans to the centrality of the Super Bowl in contemporary American cultural l...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
  7. Oscar Second Opinion: Wes Anderson Out–Wes Andersons Himsel...

    John Lopez

    Oscar Second Opinion is a chance for Grantland writers to look back on some of the 2014 films that were nominated for Academy Awards with a fresh and wiser perspective. Trying to sway the Academy is only slightly less futile than teaching...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  8. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: ‘American Sniper&r...

    John Lopez

    To sum up last week at the box office: "Holy shit." This week, let's mix it up and go with: "Holy. Shit." $200 million. That's how much money American Sniper, the politically divisive little Oscar-nominated war film t...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  9. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: How ‘American Snip...

    John Lopez

    "HOLY SHIT!" said pretty much everyone who watched the box office this weekend. Who are we to disagree: American Sniper, which has been incinerating four theaters in New York and Los Angeles since Christmas, finally went...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  10. Golden Globes After-Party: The Triumph of ‘Boyhood,’ ...

    Grantland Staff

    John Lopez: I have this tradition - maybe you do, too - where as soon as Best Picture is announced, I spit out my bargain Trader Joe's pinot in dismay, then remind myself awards shows aren't really abo...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  11. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: Liam Neeson Tak3s Americ...

    John Lopez

    And so it begins. As if to avenge 2014's puny performance, the box office is going Super Saiyan in 2015 with a murderer's row of sequels, threequels, and reboots. That's right, puny mortals: Get ready to empty your check...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  12. We Went There: Richard Linklater Talks ‘Boyhood’ at L...

    John Lopez

    Against the darkest laws of awards season, here we are in January and Boyhood remains the apparent (and, pardon my bias, deserving) front-runner. Front-runner for what I don't want to name, lest I break the bizarre spell the audaci...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  13. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: Baby New Year Nearly Cho...

    John Lopez

    All right, guys, time to pop some Tylenol, take a hot shower, and shake off 2014: Box-office-wise it was a pretty hairy year, even if things ended with a bang. But it's 2015 now, so let in that harsh morning light and get to work on those N...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  14. The Box Office Winners & Losers of 2014

    John Lopez

    For the movie business, 2014 cannot end fast enough. The obituaries have been run; the writing on the wall is already painted over; and Hollywood sits by the phone, anxiously waiting for 2015 to call and take her out already. The summer was bad enoug...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  15. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: ‘The Interview&rsq...

    John Lopez

    What's that in the sky? A bird? A plane? Kim Jong-un's exploding head? No, it's the North American box office, and it's back, baby! After a whole year of shrug-worthy box office results, Hollywood decided to en...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  16. Weekend Box Office Winners & Losers: A Special Holiday All-Wi...

    John Lopez

    Hollywood may have earned itself a place on the naughty list these past two hack-filled weeks, but that didn't stop Gandalf Claus and WETA's army of digital elves from dumping a dragon's weight in gold on the bo...

    Blog | December 22, 2014